|Believing that excellence in business and high ethical standards go hand in hand, PPG is committed to:
- Furnishing goods and services that meet our customers' and society's needs;
- Providing employees with a safe, healthy and fulfilling work environment;
- Affording our shareholders a superior return on investment; and
- Contributing as a good corporate citizen to each nation and community in which we operate.
PPG Global Code of Ethics
Because PPG's reputation rests not only on our ability to be a provider of quality goods and services, but also on our integrity and high ethical standards, the PPG Global Code of Ethics sets forth the principles that apply to all PPG people, everywhere and in every circumstance.
Information on PPG’s various Ethics policies, including the Trade Compliance Policy, is contained in the Global Code of Ethics.
Global Code of Ethics (choose a language):
Reporting ViolationsTo report any illegal action or ethics violations, or a) any suspected violations of any U.S. export control laws or regulations, b) PPG’s export compliance policies, controls or procedures, or c) PPG’s Global Code of Ethics related to PPG’s export compliance policies, controls or procedures, contact the Ethics Hotline (below) or click here to contact the Chief Compliance Officer directly.
PPG provides a “hotline” service to its employees as an additional resource for reporting illegal actions or ethics violations. The hotline service is managed by an independent, third-party firm whose representatives are trained to listen carefully, ask questions and document the situation accurately - and anonymously. Callers are asked to provide a complete account of their concerns so that thorough investigations can be made.
This hotline is also available to third parties – customers, suppliers, anyone – to report illegal actions or ethics violations by PPG employees. If you become aware of any illegal actions or ethics violations by a PPG employee, please contact PPG’s Chief Compliance Officer directly, click here to report an incident online, or utilize the Ethics Hotline by calling:
PPG Global Anti-Corruption Policy
231 Model (Italian Legislative Decree 231 of 2001)
The Italian Legislative Decree 231 of 2001 (“Decree 231/2001) provides the administrative liability of companies in the event of commission of crimes expressly provided in Decree 231/2001 by subjects who hold a “top level” position or by so-called “lower level” staff.
Further, Decree 231/2001 provides also that a company may adopt an Organizational and Control Model that allows the prevention of the commission of crimes by its own personnel in the interest or to the benefit of the same company. In order to promote an always greater culture of ethics and compliance with the law, PPG has decided to take the opportunity presented by Decree 231/2001. In 2012, the PPG companies in Italy therefore each adopted its own Organizational and Control Model (“the 231 Model”).
PPG’s 231 Model consists of the rules and measures aimed at preventing the commission of crimes in the interest or to the benefit of PPG. PPG’s 231 Model includes and refers to all the corporate procedures already in being, such as, for example, the PPG Global Code of Ethics, the PPG Global Anti-Corruption Policy, the PPG Global Export Control Policy, and all the PPG procedures in the field of safety, health, and conditions of the workplace. Thus, PPG’s 231 Model strengthens the importance of the compliance with the law and the group policy by PPG personnel.
To consult the 231 Model adopted by the PPG Italian companies, click here.